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Old 04-06-2015, 10:08 AM   #11
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Just a heads up. You are on a Motorhome sub forum. While you will still get responses, you may not get as many or ones specific to your brand.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:32 AM   #12
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Think about it for a second.

You want to extend the slides without having them bind due to a twisted frame.

First you level the unit with generator or shore power on because there is no need to strain the batteries when power is available.

Then you extend the slides now that the frame is all perfectly level and untwisted from the uneven site you probably parked on.

If you need to tweak it a little now that the slides are extended you can do that now.

Not sure why you would do it any other way.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:46 PM   #13
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For mine, same as most, I lower the jacks (auto level) first then the slides. Slides are too heavy without stabilization.

We are new to the automatic leveling. Do you have to block the wheels before leveling. Some of our camping has a down hill slope. We are ordering the 3171DS. Thx for any help in this matter. Ben
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:06 PM   #14
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I always chock the wheels. If your rear wheels come off the ground, the parking brake will be useless. I find auto mode is too aggressive. I now level in manual mode.


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I always chock the wheels. If your rear wheels come off the ground, the parking brake will be useless. I find auto mode is too aggressive. I now level in manual mode.

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Garrette, thx for the info. Nice 3170, how's she holding up?
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If we see that any of our wheels will be off the ground, we use leveling blocks beneath them.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:13 AM   #17
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On my 3170 I use boards to get at least 1/2 to 3/4 bubble from level before running the jacks then push the auto level. I have never raised a wheel off the ground doing that . Then I run the slides out.
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Garrette, thx for the info. Nice 3170, how's she holding up?

She just turned 2 and could Not be happier. Well, more camping would make us happier. After 8000 miles, no issues after the typical stuff was repaired. Generator fuel pump, awning motor recall, alignment. Seems the more we use it, the better it gets.


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i have the pathfinder elite 404rb, 4 slides, 3 of the slides work perfectly..one will not budge. Are there separate motors for each slide where i could manually retract the slide? It is stuck extended so i can't take it anywhere till i get it retracted. we have had the unit only about 6 months, no trouble till now. My usual procedure is to plug into shore power (at least 110v), shut off engine, lower jacks, then extend slides. Worked fine up till this last weekend when we were headed out. Fortunatley it stuck at home so not on the road. Operator manual is no help for manual operation (if that's even possible). Help? And thanks.
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